Report 2015-129 Recommendation 20 Responses

Report 2015-129: King City Police Department: Strengthening Management Practices Would Help Its Efforts to Prevent Officer Misconduct and to Regain the Public's Trust (Release Date: July 2016)

Recommendation #20 To: King City

To minimize the potential for conflicts of interest, the Department should develop a written policy by September 2016 that formalizes its practice of preventing officers from being involved in cases associated with their family members.

Agency Response*

Policy Section was added to draft policy manual update and patrol directive 2016-02 released to staff.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: October 2016
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

The Department's Interim Directive 16-02 requires officers to notify the supervisor in the event a report involves the officer's relatives or a person with which the officer has a significant relationship, and that the supervisor will determine who is most appropriate to take the report.

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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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